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Towan Beach Beach

St mawes, Cornwall

A shingle beach with many rocks and some areas of sand at low tide.

Beach Type





Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

Walk around the headland visiting secluded beaches. historic buildings and cliff-top paths.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No Dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Truro TIC Municipal Buildings Tel: 01872 274555 Roseland Visitor Centre The Square St Mawes. Tel: 01326 270440


Nearest town: St mawes
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1572, -4.98234
Postcode: TR2 5EX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


In summer a passenger ferry runs from St Mawes to St Anthony from where the beach is a short walk. Access by road is via the A3078 road towards St Mawes. In Trewithian. turn left towards and through Portscatho. Towan is on the left before Bohortha

Public Transport

In Summer there is a passenger ferry from St Mawes to St Anthonys which is within walking distance.

Nearest Railway Stations

Falmouth Docks (Approx. 3 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 3 miles away)
Penmere (Approx. 4 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 6 miles away)
Perranwell (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is parking available near the beach

Nearby Car Parks

Porth Farm (Towan Beach), Portscatho (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Percuil, Percuil (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Gerrans, Gerrans (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
The Square, St Mawes (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
St. Anthony Head, Portscatho (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Portscatho, Portscatho (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
St. Just Cross, St Just in Roseland (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
St Just Church, St Just in Roseland (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Pendennis Point, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Falmouth Docks Station, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St mawes